Fraternal Order Of Police Wants NFL To Drop Weapons Policy For Officers

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Ohio’s largest police organization is joining cops around the country in asking the NFL to allow them to carry weapons into stadiums. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

In light of the terror attacks in Paris, the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio has sent a letter to the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns, asking them to rescind a two-year old policy that prevents off-duty and retired cops from carrying weapons into games.

The FOP of Ohio’s Jay McDonald says he knows some people have argued for allowing all concealed carry weapons permits holders to bring their guns to games, but he’s pushing just for current and former law enforcement to carry theirs.

“It makes just total sense that you would want these trained individuals who are ready and willing to confront evil and who have had some expertise in that.”

The president of the national FOP has also sent a letter to the NFL.

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